SARATOGA SPRINGS — Wellspring hosts its annual Pooch Parade virtually this year, on Oct. 16, 17, and 18.
The annual event raises awareness and funds for Wellspring’s Safe Pet Partnership Program, which assists victims of domestic violence by providing safe, temporary placement of family pets through a network of volunteer pet “foster homes” while clients transition to safe housing. Abusers often use the love victims have for their pets as a control tactic, or even directly abuse the pets. Sometimes, victims of domestic violence will stay in an abusive situation out of fear of what might happen to their pets if they leave them behind.
This year, instead of gathering to parade around Congress Park members of the community and their pooches are invited to register online with Wellspring and plan a walk around their neighborhood, park, or home sometime on October 16, 17, or 18.
For more information about how this year’s event will work and to register, visit www.wellspringcares.org/pooch-parade.
All donations made by participants in the Pooch Parade during registration directly benefit Wellspring’s programs and services. Participants can also register by mailing a check, made out to Wellspring, to our address at 480 Broadway LL20 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.